Marla Monk

LISW-CP, LCSW

About me

Marla Monk, MA, MSW, LCSW, LISWCP
Clinician

I have over 16 years of experience in the social work and mental health field. I also have experience working with the active duty military population and their families as well as veterans.

Previously, I worked in Marine and Family Programs within Marine Corps Community Services as a Prevention and Education Specialist and as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Advocate. Additionally, I have volunteered as a Command Ombudsman with the Navy and a Key Volunteer with the Marine Corps in San Diego and Hawaii.

In 2013, I earned my MSW from the University of Southern California with a concentration in mental health and sub-concentration in military and veteran services. In 2011 I earned MA in Human Services with a specialization in marriage and families from Liberty University and in 2001 earned my B.A. in Criminology from the University of New Mexico.

I am experienced in working with those impacted by trauma, grief and loss and domestic violence as well as couples and families. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Additionally, I am trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

SC LISW-CP 14794

CA LCSW 88007


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marla Monk. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Marla is a very good listener and quite wise. She's very genuine and sincere, and picks up very quickly on the situations I am working through. She also sends worksheets and links to other resources which I really like.

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Marla always listens to understand. Provides support and feedback on how to better myself or the situation I am in.

Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Marla listened very attentively when I shared my thoughts. She showed that she was listening with eye contacts, hand gestures, and general body language. I felt respected, safe, and valued.

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

I have been really hesitant about starting counseling again as I have struggled to find someone who I felt truly wanted to know me and understood me. One session with Marla was like a wave of relief and comfort and I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am only a few sessions in with Marla so far but I am very happy with our interactions and her level of professionalism. I'm very comfortable talking to her and feel as though I can be my authentic self which only serves to make the experience more fluid. I look forward to tacking the issues I've identified for her and whatever else may come up as we move thorough our sessions.

Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Marla is always positive and attentive to my problems. She's always caring and truly puts her patients first. She really made a difference in my life.

Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Great

Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I'm enjoying my time with my new therapist, Marla. She's helping me get back on track, day by day :)

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Marla is always very responsive and helpful in guiding me to find other perspectives within my life. It has helped tremendously for me to use our sessions, combined with the tasks she gives me to help try to improve certain aspects of my life.

Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Very attentive and responsive. She knows her stuff. Glad I connected with her.

Written on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Marla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Marla is a phenomenal therapist! She really helped me process my emotions and work through my past in a big way. While it was hard work I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off me. I wouldn’t have made this progress without her and will always be grateful. If you are look firing a great listener who can help you really process your feelings, then Marla is the therapist for you.

Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Marla for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

I feel completely validated in my feelings with Marla. She has always made me feel comfortable and has listened to me well. I have never felt judged or out of place with her.

Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Marla for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

She's absolutely amazing . Very easy to talk to and flexible in how she can speak with me . She provides great feedback and material . I love her energy and how she is the right fit for me !!!

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Marla for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I'm very grateful for Marla - she also makes sure to check in with me if I haven't been checking in often.

Written on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Marla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I feel like she listens and I like her responses, it helps to see things from a different perspective...it’s been a good first experience with counseling...Marla is great

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